Federal Relations

October 5, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill, October 5-9

The Senate reconvenes Monday to take up the fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill.  The Senate is also expected to finiah work on the fiscal 2010 Defense spending bill.

The House does not reconvene until Tuesday when it will consider a number of minor resolutions.  Later in the week, the House will vote on a bill to allow advance budgeting for veterans’ health accounts.  The House is likely to adopt reports for fiscal 2010 agriculture spending and Homeland Security spending before the end of the week.  It’s possible that the House may also vote on a defense authorization bill this week.



House Science and Technology Committee  will mark up bills on algal blooms, solar technology research, and energy and water research.


Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday — House Financial Services hearings on financial regulatory overhaul

Wednesday — House Energy & Commerce subcommittee hearing on Green Technology.

Wednesday — House Oversight & Government Reform subcommittee hearing on Improving Dental Care for Medicaid Eligible Families.  Dr.  Joel Berg, Chairman of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington, is scheduled to testify.

Source:  CQ Today